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Getting online skills support

You can access a range of online skills support to help you with your studies.

What support is available to me?

Academic Skills

We are adapting the materials for our face-to-face input for our discipline-specific, embedded classes and lectures and will be providing stand-alone slides for independent study, to be uploaded onto students’ Moodle courses.

If you are enrolled in our open-access academic skills and English language courses, you will be sent teaching and learning materials in a variety of formats, and will also be offered personal support from their tutors, through email.

You can benefit from our open access, online provision to help you with your studies. This includes:

Skills Zone

  • Drop-ins: same day bookable 20-min slots (booking via MySkills, delivered via Teams or email) for brief advice sessions.
  • Tutorials: 50-minute writing tutorials booking via MySkills, delivered via Teams or email
  • Academic Writing workshops: self-access, online modules on various aspects of writing (these will be uploaded once ready, and no later than the schedule on MySkills
  • Advice on presentation skills and grammar: you can send questions via email and receive advice from tutors, via MySkills
  • Handy hints and tips on different aspects of academic study via our Academic Skills blog

Why not consider getting a copy of our Academic Skills Handbook - available from Amazon or direct from Sage? You can use this discount code UK13STBTH to obtain a 25% discount plus free postage and packing via Sage.

This book is your complete guide to acing your assignments and getting the most out of your time at university. Packed with tips, tools and a digital companion loaded with real-life examples, this book will help you:

  • communicate your ideas with confidence and clarity

  • watch your skills grow with diagnostic tools

  • create your own study plan tailored to the skills you need

  • know what your tutor is looking for and how to deliver

  • turn your skills into success after university.

Maths and Statistics (MASH)

You can access maths and statistics help and advice online as follows:

Foreign Languages

You can continue to participate in your language classes online via Teams, Zoom or Moodle. All classes should be online from week starting 23 March. You should contact your Language Class Teacher if you have any queries regarding access.

Virtual PAL sessions are being organised as well as Spanish conversation and debates. If you are learning Spanish you are encouraged to find out more about Radio Chevere.

How do you contact the Skills Centre?

In the event that you are unable to find the support you need in MySkills, you should email us with your query or requests.

Email the relevant team for further and support:

You are recommended to access MySkills on a regular basis as this will be updated with new opportunities as more online provision becomes available.

How do staff contact the Skills Centre?

Staff should continue to contact either the relevant Head of team or email us and our Operations team will ensure the correct person gets in touch.

We are aware how much support students are going to need for the remainder of this academic year. Please be reassured we are committed to providing this support online and are using best endeavours to review and revise our current skills provision to accommodate alternative methods of delivery as quickly as we can. Should you have any questions at all, please contact us.